The Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver are working together to have Vancouver’s Chinatown designated a United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site. As part of this, the Province and the City have also committed to establishing a Chinese Canadian Museum.
The Minister of State for Trade George Chow led the public consultation process with support from a Working Group with vast experience in Chinese Canadian heritage, museum development, city planning and provincial history. The project was also supported by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Lisa Beare.
Minister of State Chow wanted to be sure your ideas about Chinese Canadian history and heritage were considered in the early stages of planning the museum. The creation of this museum is for the people of British Columbia and its visitors, and we want you to help shape it. As such, he asked your thoughts for how best to recognize key moments in our shared history.
For more information, visit the Chinese Canadian Museum Engage website.
Date: December 7, 2018 to February 8, 2019
- Online feedback forms completed: 420
- Participants at community events: 485
- Emails received: 23
- In-person community meetings: 485 people attended eight in-person community meetings in five locations across British Columbia.
Input leads to action:
To support continued planning the B.C. government provided a $1-million grant to the City of Vancouver. The funding will establish a project office and a pocket gallery.
Read the What We Heard Report that summarizes people’s ideas from the engagement. The B.C. government is considering this feedback as it plans the establishment of a Chinese Canadian Museu